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FACT. In a recent comparison test with other leading luxury brands, this gorgeous Volvo came out the winner based on the strength of its bold, unique design, its Scandinavian minimalist luxury interior, on the robust performance of its twin-charged 2.0-litre engine – and on being an impressive value proposition with a starting price of only QAR 179,900.
IMAGE. Volvo is well known for its unique and sophisticated design, superior safety technology and for being super practical when it comes to moving people around, especially when that involves families and children.
But what about focussing on yourself (and perhaps a friend or two!) and really enjoying a really cool luxury sedan – the kind of prestigious car that made the top brands famous.
The S90 stands out from the prevailing luxury-brand offerings. Its unique Scandinavian interior design is as simplistic and elegant as the exterior and its long wheelbase provides so much passenger space in both front and rear seats. The S90 is a technology showcase, too, as Volvo has equipped it with futuristic driver-assistance features and powerful powertrains like the unique turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder T6. Volvo’s ambition to create a safe and comfortable driving experience is praiseworthy, and the S90 comes in such a stylish wrapper that it’s easy to understand why it’s so appealing.
Both inside and outside the new S90, you can feel the meticulous care and consideration. From the rare Nordic wood to the subtle contour line on the bonnet, every detail is a premium expression of true Scandinavian craftsmanship.
On first sight the S90 is hugely impressive. It projects self-assurance and self-confidence and exudes power and quality.
Volvo cars and SUVs come in three levels of trim: Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design. The Inscription trim available at Domasco provides a huge array of desirable equipment and features too long to list here; suffice to say it has almost everything you ever wanted to be included in your dream car, all available at the very competitive price on display.
If you want to pay less, check out the Momentum specs; if you crave a sporty image, you won’t be disappointed in the oh-so-cool R-Design credentials.
Driving the S90 is fun; well, it has both a turbo and a supercharger, and it has the security of all-wheel-drive. But still surprisingly fun, just because it has those four big doors and a feeling of real solid quality. In fact you can honestly say sporty as the ‘twin-charged’ powerplant goes about its work. Idle quality is very smooth and quiet, but push the car hard and the 2.0-litre sounds very purposeful and harmonious as it shifts through its silky eight-speed gearbox. A slightly sportier soundtrack is available by selecting Sport mode.
Volvo’s unique safety reputation continues to increase with the S90, which offers collision mitigation with emergency braking, pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection, lane departure warning, road sign recognition and a drowsy driver alert, not to mention City Safety which Volvo pioneered years ago. And you’ll love Park Assist…
The list is long, plus Volvo has a really interesting history and a long list of achievements. The best way to get the full picture is to go yourself to the Volvo showroom on Khalifa Street where all can be revealed!
MAX POWER 320 hp (239kW) @ 5,700
MAX TORQUE 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) @ 2,200 – 4,500 rpm
ACCELERATION 0 – 100 kph in 5.9 secs
DRIVELINE Geartronic 8-speed shiftable automatic with All-Wheel-Drive (AWD)
EXTERIOR A lower roofline, more steeply raked windshield and rear glass, plus a strong shoulder line mean both strength and elegance: Volvo’s updated concave grille recalls the classic P1800 and presents the updated Iron Mark Volvo logo, along with the now familiar Thor’s Hammer daytime running lights
INTERIOR Absolutely gorgeous; beautifully detailed, characterful, top quality leather trim with wood inlays and chrome and metal accents give the S90 unmatchable elegance; maybe the best seats in the business, with more support and adjustments; beautiful dashboard and excellent centre screen, almost as large as a (big) iPad; Volvo’s Sensus brings closer the day when your car and your phone are seamlessly interconnected; fully integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; fabulous Bowers & Wilkins hi-fi; clean filtered air inside, and low emissions outside
SAFETY/SECURITY Volvo has always been in the forefront, being the most dedicated to improving safety. IntelliSafe is Volvo’s industry-leading commitment to meeting its goal that no one should be killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020
WHERE CAN I SEE IT
On Khalifa Street, near the TV Intersection. Staff are friendly and will be happy to bring you up to date with the Volvo story. Domasco have several schemes which are designed to suit your wallet, and will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new Volvo S90 or any of its range of cars and SUVs for Marhaba readers and followers. You can call them on 4424 6860 and also visit their website.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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